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Category Archives: Leadership
I’m promoting another newish SAA award that I really believe in. Here’s a chance to recognize someone early in his/her archival career. Last year the award was given to the incomparable Mark Matienzo. Surely there must be another such sterling … Continue reading
That information isn’t going to mean anything to most of you today or anyone tomorrow, but at least for today it might help anyone attending the MARAC fall meeting find me if they want to talk to me. What’s this … Continue reading
Right, so on Monday I gave an Ignite talk at a lovely event–IgniteSmithsonian–held at the National Museum of the American Indian and sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution. I was, I think, the only archivist on the lineup and I was … Continue reading
Last week, the Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, released to the public (via his blog) the final report of the Archivistâ€™s Task Force On Agency Transformation. Their report recommends significant changes in organizational structure and culture, characterized by … Continue reading
I’d like to get my news about records implications of government social media use from the National Archives, not Mashable.com
This post is not a criticism of Mashable–I love them, and I’m very happy that someone is finally pointing out the relevance of the Presidential Records Act in regard to all the fuss we’ve seen about how the White House … Continue reading
Which stands for “What Would Tim Gunn Do?” (If you’re not familiar with it, this is a adaptation of the popular “WWJD“.) My friends know that I am huge fan of “Project Runway” and I’m thrilled that we’ve just started … Continue reading
SAA has posted the results of the recent election on its Web site (but apparently this doesn’t rate an email announcement to the members . ..). Here are the results: Helen Tibbo – Vice President / President-elect Aimee Felker – … Continue reading
On March 11 the virtual polls open for the Society of American Archivistsâ€™ annual election. After reading the 30 pages of information provided about the candidates, Iâ€™ve made my choices and decided who to endorse here on the blog. For … Continue reading
As discussed here previously, at its meeting next week the Society of American Archivists’ Council will be discussing a proposal put forward by SAA’s Diversity Committee and Lesbian and Gay Archives Roundtable. Many people have strong feelings on this issue. … Continue reading
There has been a lot of discussion on some blogs and on the Archives & Archivists listserv recently about an agenda item for the upcoming SAA Council meeting. Here is a link to the text of the request that was … Continue reading